Nathaniel Philbrick

discusses

Bunker Hill:
A City, a Siege, a Revolution

Co-sponsored by National Park Service, Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, and the Friends of the Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters

This event includes a book signing

Date

Dec
11
Wednesday
December 11, 2013
8:00 PM

Location

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Cambridge Forum is pleased to welcome NATHANIEL PHILBRICK and J.L. BELL.

Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution, shares a conversation with J.L. Bell on the bloody battle in Charlestown on June 17, 1775, which exposed leadership problems for both British and American forces and stirred up bitter arguments that echoed for decades. Even as the fighting took place, the Continental Congress in Philadelphia was choosing a new commander. What qualities did George Washington bring to the American army licking its wounds outside Boston?

J.L. Bell
J.L. Bell

J.L. Bell

J.L. Bell is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

Nathaniel Philbrick
Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award; Mayflower, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Valiant Ambition, winner of the George Washington Prize; Bunker Hill, winner of the New England Book Award; Sea of Glory; The Last Stand; Why Read Moby Dick?Away Off Shore; and Second Wind.

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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